How to Restore iTunes Purchases for Re-download on Windows/Mac/iOS

- "How to restore music I purchased and downloaded from iTunes, I just delete all previous iTunes purchases by mistake to make more space."

- "I tried to restore iTunes purchases using "Download previous purchases", but the "Download" button in dimmed and reads as "Downloaded"."

People lost iTunes purchases due to app re-installing, restore from the backup recently or other strange reasons.

Sometimes the iTunes purchases just disappeared suddenly without knowing why. Missing iTunes purchased media is the sad thing for everybody. But it does not mean you are ripped off.

Actually, you can try following methods to unhide and restore iTunes purchases easily.

Restore iTunes Purchases

Part 1. How to restore deleted purchases on Windows & Mac & iOS

Yes, you can restore music, apps, movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store. Whether you need to restore iTunes purchases on new computer or restore deleted iTunes purchases on iPhone, the following solutions can solve your problem.

For people who have been the member of Apple Music, purchased music downloaded offline will not display in Purchased section.

How to Restore iTunes Purchases on An iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Step 1. Select the type of your iTunes purchase

Open iTunes Store app on your iDevice. Log in iTunes Store with Apple ID and password. (iTunes password forgot? Reset iTunes password.)

Find "More" option in the lower right corner. (If you are using iPad to restore iTunes purchases, skip this button.) Tap it to enter "Purchased" page. Choose the certain iTunes purchase category. For instance, select "Music" if you want to restore purchases of iTunes songs to iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Restore purchased iTunes media files on iDevice

Choose "Not on This [device]" button to access deleted, lost or hidden iTunes purchases. Select the iTunes purchase and tap the "Download" button besides to re-download.

Restore Purchased iTunes Media Files

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How to Restore iTunes Purchases on a Mac or PC

Step 1. Select purchased music or other media in iTunes

Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC. Make sure you have updated iTunes to the newest version and sign in with your Apple ID. Click "Account" and select "Purchased" to get all your purchases from iTunes.

Step 2. Restore previously deleted iTunes purchases

Tap "Not in My Library" button to see deleted iTunes purchases. Now click certain iTunes purchase and tap "Download" icon in the right side to restore deleted iTunes purchases.

Restore Deleted iTunes Purchases

Part 2. How to restore hidden purchases on Mac & iOS

Sometimes, you may find iTunes purchased music, movies, or othe data just disappear from Store, and you thibk they go forever.

Actually not.

The purchased items may just be hidden by yourself without intention. What you need to do is to unhide them one by one.

Unhide apps on iPhone

Step 1. Open iTunes Store and select "View Account".

Step 2. Scroll down to find "Hidden Purchases".

Step 3. Tap "Manage" button to see all your hidden iTunes purchases. Choose the item you want to restore, and then hit "Unhide" besides.

Now you can restore hidden iTunes purchases directly.

View Account

Find back hidden apps on Mac

Step 1. On your Mac, open the App Store. Click your name at the bottom of the left sidebar, and then click "View Information".

Step 2. Scroll to "Hidden Items", then click "Manage".

Step 3. Find the app that you want to unhide, and click "Unhide" > "Done" to show hidden apps on Mac.

Unhide Purchases on Mac

Part 3. Can't find Previous iTunes purchases? Here are solutions

If you open iTunes and fail to find previous purchases you downloaded, you can check whether you have deleted those iTunes purchases by mistake. Tap "Not in My Library" to see hidden purchases from iTunes.

Or you can turn to "All" and restore your iTunes purchases. But if your iTunes purchases are still missing, you can operate following solutions to restore previous iTunes purchases.

1. Check whether you are using the correct Apple ID

For Mac users, open iTunes, choose "Store" and "View Account". Check whether you have signed in with the email matched with purchased music. (Apple ID forgot? Reset Apple ID now.)

Or you can re-sign in to get previous iTunes purchases.

For iOS users, open "Settings" to find "iTunes & App Store". Check your Apple ID, too. Or just enter the correct Apple ID.

Correct Apple ID

2. Check iTunes Store location

Different country has different iTunes Store because of license agreements. For instance, you cannot download music from iTunes US Store if you purchased in iTunes UK Store. So change the country or region page in the corner for Mac users. Or iOS users can sign out and sign in to restore your iTunes purchases.

Check iTunes Store Location

Part 4. Pro tip: Restore deleted data from iTunes backup

To prevent iTunes purchases lost again, you should restore data from iTunes.

iPhone Data Recovery is your reliable tool that can backup and restore data from iTunes backup in a snap.

Whether your iPhone has been crashed, broken, wiped, upgraded, jailbroken or even got stolen, you can restore purchases from iTunes without previous data erasing.

iPhone Data Recovery

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Restore iPhone data from iTunes backup directly without installing iTunes.

Recover deleted app data, music, movies, books, audio books, messages, etc.

Retrieve data with keeping the existing files intact.

Support all iOS devices like iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5, iPad Pro, etc.

Step 1. Download iPhone Data Recovery

Download and install iPhone Data Recovery app on your computer. Do not run iTunes to make sure the process of restoring iTunes backup. Or you may fail to restore iTunes purchases and other iOS data if you have not use iTunes on this computer before.

Step 2. Scan iTunes backup

Tap "Recover from iTunes Backup File" in the second place. Hit "Start Scan" to detect all your iTunes backup. You need to enter the password to encrypt iTunes backup.

Scan iTunes Backup

Step 3. Restore data from iTunes

All your iTunes backup files will display in categories. You can choose the certain file type to get both deleted files and existing items. Select iTunes purchases and other iOS data, press "Recover" to restore data from iTunes without data loss.

Restore data from iTunes

Conclusion

This page shows you the full guide to restore deleted or missing purchases from iTunes. You can directly restore and re-download iTunes purchases of ringtones, music, TVs, in app purchases and other media files directly from Windows, Mac and iPhone/iPad/iPod. Surely, you can also let those missing purchases appear, because they are hidden for a while. What's most importantly, if you lost data from iTunes backup, you could also use the third-party app, iPhone Data Recovery to restore it easily.

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